September 10, 2002

I’ve finally added slideshow action to the viewer script. Here’s the first installment: Quebec City / Jacques-Cartier Park. You might be wondering what this is — it was actually a fire dancer person, twirling rags that were soaked in something flammable… or inflammable. Cool.

It’s amazing that we can hop in the car, drive for 7 hours and end up in a completely different world. Literally. Quebec City is like being in France. Or course, I’ve never been to France, but I imagine it would be something like this. The entire city speaks French. The woman who ran the bed and breakfast we stayed at spoke no English, but that was a good thing. I spoke a few “Bonjour”s and “tre bien”s. That was about it. The photo on the right was taken on the river bank, looking up at the Chateau Frontenac.

Highlight of the trip was hiking in the Parc de la Jacques-Cartier — about 1 hour north of Quebec City, where we met a very nice porcupine. More photos to come…